Archive | Spiritual Growth

Shaken and Stirred: Rising through Shock

‘What strikes the oyster does not damage the pearl.’ Rumi Shock is an extreme form of stress, when change occurs faster than our apparent capacity to accommodate it. It calls for our urgent attention and so needs a swift and easy solution. In this post, I’d like to say something about how to handle shock […]

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Flag of the European Union.

A spiritual approach to the EU Referendum (and other Big Decisions).

I wonder what great spiritual avatars would make of the EU Referendum and other Big Decisions we face that involve millions of people? Having listened to news reports, read articles, chatted with family and friends about the impending vote, the message I seem to be hearing loudest is that nobody really knows what the consequences […]

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Fresh purple sprouting broccoli from my garden -an edible bouquet, symbolising abundance and frugality.

How to be Both Abundant and Frugal.

  You might have noticed that the process of de-stressing and simplifying your life can happen on many different levels – physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual. It can challenge and delight us in so many unexpected ways. About 20 years ago, I experienced a shift in consciousness on my personal journey that I found shocking. […]

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De-stressing Time Management: A simpler relationship to the clock.

How often do you find yourself racing against the clock? A traditional approach to time management is all about how to fit as many activities into each day as is humanly possible. Multitasking and efficiency rule in this productivity mindset. Unfortunately, this all too often leads to excessive stress and unhappiness. In my previous life, […]

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Dancing with Anger

Every so often in our lives, there are waves of anger that bubble up and surface as injustices, frustrations, impatience, or realisations of futility and unreasonableness. What is the purpose and meaning of such discomfort? And how do we cultivate skilful ways of handling it? Anger sparks dynamism There’s nothing quite like anger for giving […]

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